Emperors in the Jungle The Hidden History of the U. S. in Panama

ISBN-10: 0822330989
ISBN-13: 9780822330981
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 2/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

This is an expose of key episodes in the United States' military involvement in Panama. The text reveals how US ideas about taming tropical jungles and people shaped more than a century of intervention and environmental engineering in a small, strategically located nation.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Platform for Control: Interventions and Army Doctors, 1856-1925
"Test Tube Island"
The Nuclear Canal
Playing the Drug Card
The Politics of Environmental Cover-Up
Market Mania
Continuity and Change in the Military's Vision
Afterword: Knowing Ourselves / Exhortation to Read a Friendly Text
Notes
Index

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